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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904859/endoscopic-approach-for-superficial-colorectal-neoplasms
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REVIEW
Jun-Feng Xu, Lang Yang, Peng Jin, Jian-Qiu Sheng
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in males and the second in females, with an estimated 1.4 million cases and 693,900 deaths in 2012. Colonoscopy is the cornerstone for the detection and prevention of CRC. In addition, endoscopic treatment for CRC at an early stage can effectively improve patients' quality of life and cure rate. SUMMARY: This review focuses on endoscopic approaches, including white light endoscopy, chromoendoscopy, magnifying endoscopy and therapeutic endoscopy, for the evaluation and treatment of superficial colorectal neoplasms...
October 2016: Gastrointestinal Tumors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902596/portable-disposable-ultrathin-endoscopy-tested-through-percutaneous-endoscopic-gastrostomy
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Myong Ki Baeg, Chul-Hyun Lim, Jin Su Kim, Yu Kyung Cho, Jae Myung Park, Bo-In Lee, In-Seok Lee, Myung-Gyu Choi
BACKGROUND: A portable disposable ultrathin endoscope (DUE) with high visual quality and maneuverability would reduce the need for expensive facilities and emergency endoscopy could be available anywhere. It would increase patient satisfaction, prevent unnecessary sedation, and reduce infection. Our aim was to evaluate the usefulness of portable DUE in performing percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). METHODS: We prospectively enrolled patients who underwent PEG under DUE guidance and compared them with historical controls who underwent PEG under conventional ultrathin endoscopy (CUE) guidance...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829652/pediatric-gastroenterology-in-cuba-evolution-and-challenges
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Carlos Castañeda-Guillot
INTRODUCTION The professional practice of pediatric gastroenterology arose in Cuba as an expression of the specialty's development internationally and Cuba's new strategies in public health, and in response to national needs for health care expertise in digestive diseases of infants, older children and adolescents. OBJECTIVES Describe the history of pediatric gastroenterology's development in Cuba since its inception at the National Gastroenterology Institute in the early 1970s, its contributions, and efforts to extend it to pediatric hospitals throughout Cuba...
October 2016: MEDICC Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799886/a-wide-variation-of-the-quality-of-colonoscopy-reporting-system-in-the-real-clinical-practice-in-southeastern-area-of-korea
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Jung Min Lee, Yu Jin Kang, Eun Soo Kim, Yoo Jin Lee, Kyung Sik Park, Kwang Bum Cho, Seong Woo Jeon, Min Kyu Jung, Hyun Seok Lee, Eun Young Kim, Jin Tae Jung, Byung Ik Jang, Kyeong Ok Kim, Yun Jin Chung, Chang Hun Yang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Establishment of a colonoscopy reporting system is a prerequisite to determining and improving quality. This study aimed to investigate colonoscopists' opinions and the actual situation of a colonoscopy reporting system in a clinical practice in southeastern area of Korea and to assess the factors predictive of an inadequate reporting system. METHODS: Physicians who performed colonoscopies in the Daegu-Gyeongbuk province of Korea and were registered with the Korean Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (KSGE) were interviewed via mail about colonoscopy reporting systems using a standardized questionnaire...
October 2016: Intestinal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27764144/does-a-pre-training-program-influence-colonoscopy-proficiency-during-fellowship
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Duk Hwan Kim, Soo Jung Park, Jae Hee Cheon, Tae Il Kim, Won Ho Kim, Sung Pil Hong
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to determine whether a pre-training program influences the entire learning process and overall proficiency of colonoscopy during fellowship. METHODS: From March 2011 to February 2013, a total of 28 first-year gastrointestinal fellows were trained in colonoscopy at a single tertiary center. Before entering their fellowship training, all fellows were board certified in internal medicine, but had no experience performing a full colonoscopy...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753784/when-less-is-more-the-indications-for-mis-techniques-and-separation-surgery-in-metastatic-spine-disease
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Scott L Zuckerman, Ilya Laufer, Arjun Sahgal, Yoshiya J Yamada, Meic H Schmidt, Dean Chou, John H Shin, Naresh Kumar, Daniel M Sciubba
STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to review the techniques, indications, and outcomes of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) and separation surgery with subsequent radiosurgery in the treatment of patients with metastatic spine disease. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The utilization of MIS techniques in patients with spine metastases is a growing area within spinal oncology. Separation surgery represents a novel paradigm where radiosurgery provides long-term control after tumor is surgically separated from the neural elements...
October 15, 2016: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27725649/defining-benchmarks-for-adenoma-detection-rate-and-adenomas-per-colonoscopy-in-patients-undergoing-colonoscopy-due-to-a-positive-fecal-immunochemical-test
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Robert J Hilsden, Ronald Bridges, Catherine Dube, S Elizabeth McGregor, Christopher Naugler, Sarah M Rose, Alaa Rostom, Steven J Heitman
OBJECTIVES: Although there is an accepted benchmark for adenoma detection rate (ADR) in average risk screening colonoscopy, a benchmark for ADR or the associated quality indicator, adenomas per colonoscopy (APC), for colonoscopies performed for a positive fecal immunochemical test (FIT+) has not been established. The purpose of this study was to propose methods for establishing a benchmark ADR and APC for FIT+ patients. METHODS: In this historical cohort study, we included 15,329 patients aged 50-74 years who underwent a colonoscopy at Alberta Health Services' Colon Cancer Screening Centre, Calgary, Canada, from 1 January 2014 to 30 June 2015 for either investigation of a positive FIT or average risk screening...
October 11, 2016: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27639983/development-of-consensus-derived-quality-indicators-for-laparoscopic-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass-surgery
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Shannon Stogryn, Jason Park, Krista Hardy, Ashley Vergis
BACKGROUND: Synoptic operative reporting is a solution to the poor quality of narrative reports. OBJECTIVE: To develop operative report quality indicators (QI) for laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) to generate validated parameters by which these reports can be evaluated and improved. SETTING: University hospital in Canada. METHODS: A Delphi protocol was used to determine QIs for LRYGB reporting. Bariatric surgeons across Canada were recruited along with key physician stakeholders to participate via a secure web-based platform...
August 18, 2016: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27621768/what-types-of-early-gastric-cancer-are-indicated-for-endoscopic-ultrasonography-staging-of-invasion-depth
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Jiro Watari, Shigemitsu Ueyama, Toshihiko Tomita, Hisatomo Ikehara, Kazutoshi Hori, Ken Hara, Takahisa Yamasaki, Takuya Okugawa, Takashi Kondo, Tomoaki Kono, Katsuyuki Tozawa, Tadayuki Oshima, Hirokazu Fukui, Hiroto Miwa
AIM: To clarify the diagnostic efficacy and limitations of endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) and the characteristics of early gastric cancers (EGCs) that are indications for EUS-based assessment of cancer invasion depth. METHODS: We retrospectively investigated the cases of 153 EGC patients who underwent conventional endoscopy (CE) and EUS (20 MHz) before treatment. RESULTS: We found that 13.7% were "inconclusive" cases with low-quality EUS images, including all nine of the cases with protruded (0-I)-type EGCs...
August 25, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27594338/clinical-outcomes-of-negative-small-bowel-capsule-endoscopy-for-small-bowel-bleeding-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Diana E Yung, Anastasios Koulaouzidis, Tomer Avni, Uri Kopylov, Andry Giannakou, Emanuele Rondonotti, Marco Pennazio, Rami Eliakim, Ervin Toth, John N Plevris
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Small-bowel bleeding is the primary indication for capsule endoscopy (CE). Many experts advocate a "watch-and-wait" policy in negative CE. This meta-analysis examines the odds of re-bleeding after negative index CE, and the impact on long-term follow-up. METHODS: A comprehensive literature search identified papers examining re-bleeding rate after negative CE. Demographic and clinical information with emphasis on outcomes was retrieved, pooled and analyzed...
September 1, 2016: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27588295/quality-assurance-in-endoscopy-which-parameters
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REVIEW
Ulrike W Denzer
BACKGROUND: The verbalisation of quality standards and parameters by medical societies are relevant for qualitative improvement but may also be an instrument to demand more resources for health care or be a unique characteristic. Within the health care system 3 different quality levels can be defined: structure, process and result quality. METHODS: The current S2k guideline of the German Society for Gastroenterology (quality requirements for gastrointestinal endoscopy) AWMF registry no...
February 2016: Visceral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27541718/the-use-of-standard-gastrointestinal-endoscopic-ultrasound-to-assess-cardiac-anatomy
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Kinza Sentissi, Mandeep S Sawhney, Douglas Pleskow, Paul Sepe, Jose M Mella, Benjamin Kwittken, Gyanprakash Ketwaroo, Balachundhar Subramaniam
In this prospective observational study, conducted at an academic medical center, we evaluated the feasibility of performing a basic transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) examination using endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) technology to determine what cardiac structures could be assessed. This may be potentially beneficial during hemodynamic emergencies in the endoscopy suite resulting from hypovolemia, depressed ventricular function, aortic dissection, pericardial effusions, or aortic stenosis. Of the 20 patients enrolled, 18 underwent EUS with a linear echoendoscope for standard clinical indications followed by a cardiac assessment performed under the guidance of a TEE-certified cardiac anesthesiologist...
September 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27531829/uk-key-performance-indicators-and-quality-assurance-standards-for-colonoscopy
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Colin J Rees, Siwan Thomas Gibson, Matt D Rutter, Phil Baragwanath, Rupert Pullan, Mark Feeney, Neil Haslam
Colonoscopy should be delivered by endoscopists performing high quality procedures. The British Society of Gastroenterology, the UK Joint Advisory Group on GI Endoscopy, and the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland have developed quality assurance measures and key performance indicators for the delivery of colonoscopy within the UK. This document sets minimal standards for delivery of procedures along with aspirational targets that all endoscopists should aim for.
August 16, 2016: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27484810/how-to-improve-the-quality-of-screening-endoscopy-in-korea-national-endoscopy-quality-improvement-program
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REVIEW
Yu Kyung Cho
In Korea, gastric cancer screening, either esophagogastroduodenoscopy or upper gastrointestinal series (UGIS), is performed biennially for adults aged 40 years or older. Screening endoscopy has been shown to be associated with localized cancer detection and better than UGIS. However, the diagnostic sensitivity of detecting cancer is not satisfactory. The National Endoscopy Quality Improvement (QI) program was initiated in 2009 to enhance the quality of medical institutions and improve the effectiveness of the National Cancer Screening Program (NCSP)...
July 2016: Clinical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27455082/hospital-utilization-pattern-in-a-hepatogastroenterology-department-of-a-research-institute-hospital-from-2004-to-2013
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Afaf H A Elayyat, Ahmed Sadek
BACKGROUND: The Theodor Bilharz Research Institute (TBRI) Hospital is a research and referral center for gastroenterology and hepatology. The Hepatogastroenterology (HGE) Department in TBRI Hospital is a center for endoscopy and sonography. The department also has a hepatology ICU. As a part of hospital performance improvement, medical records that satisfy the needs and demands of the healthcare team, setting a practical framework to improve the quality of medical care in TBRI Hospital, were generated...
June 2016: Journal of the Egyptian Public Health Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27446877/a-review-on-the-quality-of-colonoscopy-reporting
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REVIEW
Robyn S Sharma, Peter G Rossos
Colonoscopy reports are important communication tools for providers and patients with potential to serve as information sources for research, quality, performance, and resource management. Despite decades of work, studies continue to indicate that colonoscopy reports are often incomplete. Although electronic medical records (EMRs) and databases can address this problem, costs, workflow, and interoperability (difficulty exchanging information between systems) continue to limit adoption and implementation of endoscopy EMRs in Canada and elsewhere...
2016: Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27434769/direct-retrograde-cholangioscopy-with-a-new-prototype-double-bending-cholangioscope
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Torsten Beyna, Harald Farnik, Christoph Sarrazin, Christian Gerges, Horst Neuhaus, Jörg G Albert
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: Direct retrograde cholangioscopy (DRC) enables high quality video imaging of the bile ducts and allows intraductal treatment with optical control. We evaluated the feasibility, success, and complications of a new third-generation prototype cholangioscope. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All consecutive patients from two tertiary endoscopy centers who had undergone DRC with the prototype were included. Indications for DRC were: evaluation of indeterminate strictures, filling defects, and complex bile duct stones...
October 2016: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27429733/what-do-patients-want-from-their-endoscopy-experience-the-importance-of-measuring-and-understanding-patient-attitudes-to-their-care
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M Tierney, R Bevan, C J Rees, T M Trebble
Understanding and addressing patient attitudes to their care facilitates their engagement and attendance, improves the quality of their experience and the appropriate utilisation of resources. Gastrointestinal endoscopy is a commonly performed medical procedure that can be associated with patient anxiety and apprehension. Measuring patient attitudes to endoscopy can be undertaken through a number of approaches with contrasting benefits and limitations. Methodological validation is necessary for accurate interpretation of results and avoiding bias...
July 2016: Frontline Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27402501/anesthetist-directed-sedation-favors-success-of-advanced-endoscopic-procedures
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James Buxbaum, Nitzan Roth, Nima Motamedi, Terrance Lee, Paul Leonor, Mark Salem, Dolores Gibbs, John Vargo
OBJECTIVES: Sedation is required to perform endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) given the duration and complexity of these advanced procedures. Sedation options include anesthetist-directed sedation (ADS) vs. gastroenterologist-directed sedation (GDS). Although ADS has been shown to shorten induction and recovery times, it is not established whether it impacts likelihood of procedure completion. Our aim was to assess whether ADS impacts the success of advanced endoscopy procedures...
July 12, 2016: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27388542/medium-term-durability-of-giant-hiatus-hernia-repair-without-mesh
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R V Furtado, S J Vivian, H van der Wall, G L Falk
Introduction This is the second report on objective review of 100 patients who underwent composite fundoplication-cardiopexy for repair of giant hiatus hernia (GHH) at a median of 24 months following surgery. Outcomes were objective follow-up by endoscopy and quality of life (QoL) by Gastrointestinal Quality of Life Index (GIQLI), modified Visick scores and dysphagia scores. The initial report for this cohort suggested a low objective recurrence rate (9%) and substantial improvements in QoL indices. Methods The rate of hernia recurrence was assessed with Kaplan-Meier analysis and covariates were analysed with the Cox proportional hazards model...
September 2016: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
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